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A photograph of the window of the Stonewall Inn in New York City, 1969.

The Stonewall Inn was a gay bar located in Greenwich Village in New York City. On the night of June 28, 1969, New York City detectives conducted a raid of the bar. The raid set off the Stonewall uprising, a group of demonstrations by LGBT community members against the police, in the days afterwards. This graffiti appeared on the window of the Stonewall Inn after the raid. The other half of the graffiti was erased by the time Diana Davies photographed it. Davies is one of several American photojournalists who chronicled the gay liberation movement of the 1960s and 1970s.